President Kovind Accepts Resignation Of Shiv Sena Minister In NDA Government, Gives Portfolio To Prakash JavadekarPresident of India Ramnath Kovind (Photo by Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

A day after Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant quit as the Union Minister for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday (12 November) accepted his resignation and gave the additional charge of the Ministry to Cabinet Minister Prakash Javadekar.

In a statement, the Rashtrapati Bhavan said that the President, as advised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has accepted Sawant's resignation from the Union Council of Ministers with immediate effect.

"Further, as advised by the Prime Minister, the President has directed that (Union Environment Minister) Prakash Javadekar be assigned the charge of the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, in addition to his existing portfolios," it added.

Earlier on Monday (11 November) Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant has resigned from the post of Minister in Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government.

He also accused the Maharashtra BJP of resorting to untruths to snap off ties and reiterated that the Sena always stood for truth.

The resignation came after the Shiv Sena was looking to form the government in Maharashtra with the help of NCP-Congress combine. However, the Governor on Monday night invited NCP to form the government after Sena failed to garner the required numbers.

(With inputs from IANS)

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